The Bear Necessities by Stormy Glenn

Stormy Glenn - The Bear Necessities Cover nur6cgTitle: The Bear Necessities

Series: Bear Essentials 04

Author: Stormy Glenn

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (August 22,2019)

Length: Novella (116 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4.5 Heart

Blurb: Enforcer Jeb Taylor found his mate in bear shifter Erik Thomas. He couldn’t be happier. The man was sexy, smart, and funny. He wasn’t happy that someone seemed intent on taking Erik from him. Helping his alpha establish a new clan wasn’t easy, but losing his mate would be impossible.

Erik Thomas’s life was one big roller coaster ride. He went from traveling home from seeing friends to being kidnapped to being rescued by the sexiest bear he’d ever seen. He’d get off the wild ride except that might mean giving up the best thing that ever happened to him.

When trouble comes at them from every direction, they have to learn to rely on each other and those around them to survive what might be someone’s bid to take over the clan.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-979-3

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Jeb’s best friend had found his mate and his mate was an omega, which in turn made Rob an alpha. Two alpha’s can not stay in the same pack so Rob and his mate left the clan but not alone. So when Rob took over the new clan it was full of crafty asshats who thought they could have the clan and sell people. When one of the men ran he had a small accident and Jeb rescued his ass. To Jeb’s surprise the little guy was his mate.

Erik had went on a small vacation, ended up kidnapped to be sold, ran and help his friends escape. Then he had to just step on a bear trap, nothing was going his way. To his surprise a sexy bear shifter saved his ass. A sexy bear who just so happened to be his mate. To bad trouble seemed to follow him.

As always Stormy has written a book that kept me on my toes. I absolutely loved the characters and their story. Bear shifters are one of my top favorites and this just gave it to me. It was well written and was full of action. Although the only thing I found weird is the fact that his ankle was injured, could not shift into his bear but Erik was running after another before he could even shift. Other than that it was an explosive read.

I had a blast reading this and can admit that it will be one of those stories that will be read many times over. I can’t wait to see what the next story will have going on.

Waiting For Him by Stormy Glenn

Stormy Glenn - Waiting For Him Cover ma74hnfTitle: Waiting For Him

Series: Hot Mess: Friends & Family 01

Author: Stormy Glenn

Genre: Contemporary

Publisher: Siren Publishing (October 1, 2019)

Length: Novella (152 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Clarke

Officer Lyn Philips was too young for me, too inexperienced, and too naive for the things I wanted to do to him. Staying away from him was imperative, but it might take more control than I possessed. When Lyn is threatened, all bets are off.

Lyn

The man I wanted to create a life with didn’t want that life, or me. After waiting an eternity for Sgt. Victor Clarke to make up his mind whether he wanted me or not, I decided to create the life I wanted, even if the man I was in love with wasn’t going to be in it.

When the carefully constructed life I had created was threatened, I had no choice but to call in the SWAT team, even if it meant letting Clarke back into my world. I just hoped I could let him go when the time came, because I knew it would. Clarke had made it more than clear that he didn’t want me and nothing would change that, not even a threat on my life.

ISBN: 978-1-64637-016-0

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Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This story is branched off of the original Hot Mess so I would start reading those books first.

It is about time is all I have got to say about these two. Each time they look at each other it was like fire burning you to a crisp. Lyn has wanted and loved Clarke for over ten years but the man never made a move. In fact he said the opposite but now Lyn was done. He wanted to start over. To bad starting over has sent danger his way.

Clarke loved Lyn just as much as Lyn loved him, but his fear out weighed the rest. To him Lyn was close to perfect. Where as Clarke was hard as nails. He didn’t want to ever hurt the man but his way wasn’t working. Then when Lyn gets himself into danger, well lets say that his brains have caught up with his heart.

I think that this story and the series that it is connected to are probably my favorites from this author. It is well told and the characters are just about as sexy as one gets. Danger filled, sexy times, quirky attitudes and you get to see Lany in parts of it are just a few things in this story. It caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end.

I can guarantee that this story will be read many times over. I just love the guys and the troubles they get into. I would definitely recommend this story and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next story.

Reckless Soul by Lynn Hagen

Lynn Hagen - Reckless Soul Cover retui347Title: Reckless Soul

Series: Maple Grove 09

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (October 7th, 2019)

Length: Novella (112 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: His entire life Roy Benton has tried to be half the man his father had been. Unfortunately, he was born with his mother’s petite stature. Not even joining Maple Grove police department makes him feel manly, especially when the other deputies are built like linebackers. Roy is always trying to prove he can handle the job, that he doesn’t need anyone’s help, until a psychotic vampire sets his sights on Roy.

Calhoun Reckless left his pack behind when he agreed to help Panahasi shut down two drug labs. However, the men running one of the labs escape, and are now after Calhoun. One twisted vampire. One evil wolf shifter and a crazed demon want him dead. When Panahasi hides Calhoun in a small town, he has no idea he would find his mate. But the men after Calhoun will stop at nothing to not only destroy him, but the human who has come to mean everything to Calhoun

ISBN: 978-1-64243-995-3

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Calhoun was working for the Ultionem but needed a very long break from it all. He could still remember the bodies in their cages. He needed a change of pace from it all. Seeing his brother had him finding his mate. A mate that was human and had no clue of what was creeping in the dark.

Roy had went out and got stinking drunk then woke up to the sexy bartender. To bad he was still a virgin, it could have been nice. What was not nice was the creeps coming out. To learn he was a mate was shocking but not as shocking as what danger was coming.

Slow and easy read with characters that were quirky as hell. Their world sounds pretty cool if not dangerous. However the fact that even though it does give you the happy ending, it just cuts out. It was to short for my liking and there was so much more that could have been added to make this story stand out. It felt very rushed and made me feel like I was missing so much.

Over all I have always loved reading stories by this author, but the way the stories are being told leave a lot to be desired. There is so much potential in it but the story fell short. Other than that I still enjoyed reading it.

With Heart by E.A. Reynolds

E.A. Reynolds - With Heart Cover erhj37rTitle: With Heart

Author: E.A. Reynolds

Genre: Paranormal, Shapeshifters, Suspense

Length: Novella (113pgs)

ISBN: 9781642435184

Publisher: Siren Publishing (Nov 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 2 1/2 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: Covington left home for college and has been back to Talonwitch many times, but when he’s summoned home he knows there has to be a So, with his lover in tow, Cove heads home finding danger stalking the town and an inheritance he never expected to get.

Cameron’s relationship with Cove is on the verge of falling apart, but Cameron can’t just let Cove go without trying to work it out. As a result, he tags along with reconciliation in mind.

Cove’s family is anything but receptive to him bringing home a man so pretty he could be a woman. Not only that, Cove’s mother insists Cove settles down with a woman, only his hawk isn’t willing to let Cameron go. To claim Cameron, Cove knows he has to be honest with Cameron, and Cameron has to release his own fears. But will Cameron take that final leap and accept the claim?

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Review: With Heart is a standalone paranormal romance by E.A. Reynolds.

I’m familiar with Reynold’s writing and while I am always to happy to give one of their books a go, I will say my opinion goes between liking and loving some books, while others leave me feeling “meh”, although I would never go as far to say that I dislike a book but more simply it’s unlikely that I’ll re-read it. Definitely one of those authors that is on my radar but I don’t think I’ve really formed a personal opinion on their writing because it does feel like a 50/50 split between “awesome” and “meh”.

And, unfortunately, With Heart is one of those books that falls on the “meh” side of the scale. There is basically only one reason for this and I’ll go into soon.

The plot is quite simple, although I have to admit that I find the blurb a little clunky to read. Covington is a shapeshifter who has lived away from his hometown and his family for some years. He escaped to the big city where he became a cop to get away from his controlling mother and the judgmental family members that do not approve of him being openly gay. But after being summoned home, Covington reluctantly goes. He brings along his human lover, Cameron.

Cameron is a little lost. His relationship with Cove is floundering. He’s happy enough but he knows he needs more from life. He’s grown up without a family, with no parents or siblings, and the confusion over his relationship feeds into this loneliness. Going to Talonwitch with Covington is an eye opening experience. He meets Cove’s disapproving family, finds out some of his boyfriend’s secrets, finds something that could link him to actual family and discovers a world he never thought possible.

However, there is also danger as a number of poorly investigated crimes over the past decades has culminated to this moment. Cove investigating and while Cove is discovering new depths to his relationship, there is also an immediate danger to Cameron.

I like the storyline for the most part. Cameron’s plotline of self-discovery was the most interesting part of the book in my opinion. I also liked the mystery and crime aspect as Cove unravels the darkness plaguing the town.

However, while there is chemistry between Covington and Cameron, I truly struggled. This was a couple on the brink of breaking up, with Covington hoping that Cameron tagging along would speed up this process. However, like with an instalove scenario, these guys suddenly get their shit together without much explanation. In fact, it made Covington a tad unconvincing and unlikeable at first. I get that this was where the BDSM really should have come in, this was part of what was missing between them, but I just didn’t feel it all. I

In general, I think this book is worth a go to anyone that loves paranormal romances, particularly those that like other paranormal titles published by the myriad of Siren authors.

I recommend this one to anyone that is a fan of Reynold’s previous work, particularly those that like their work without reserve. The BDSM elements aren’t particularly strong, but may appeal to those that like a bit of kink with shapeshifters.

Catching Rainbows by Lynn Hagen

Lynn Hagen - Catching Rainbows Cover rtn473Title: Catching Rainbows

Series: Maple Grove 08

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy

Publisher: Siren Publishing (September 16, 2019)

Length: Novella (109 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Heart

Blurb: Raven McCoy is in hiding from his pack. He has no desire to take over the mantle of leadership when his father steps down. But Robert McCoy isn’t taking no for an answer. His father sends his best man to track Raven down and bring him home. But Raven isn’t going anywhere. Not when he’s just found his mate, and not when Jet has trouble on his heels.

Jet Atherton leaves the dark realm once a month to visit his cousin. But on his last visit, something went terribly wrong. Jet is missing two weeks of his life, and he has no memory of what happened to him. All he knows is that he showed up at a mechanic shop, and the owner saved his life. There’s just one problem. Raven is his mate and Jet has to get away from him before the wolf shifter discovers that Jet is unseelie, the most hated fae in the preternatural world.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-9786

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Maple Grove collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This series is branched off from many other series and I would suggest starting with book one in the Brac Pack collection.

Jet is fae but not just any kind of fae, but Unseelie. They are the darkest and most evil of the fae, however Jet is not like the rest of his family. There were many rules and one of them is they can never leave the realm. However he always goes to see his cousin who was in hiding once a month. So lets face it it was not his fault that he was caught and abducted.

Raven has found his mate. He had not expected the young man to show up to be his mate but then again he hadn’t known that he was not human either. When the young man fainted he took him to the one place where a human should go when injured but of course he runs with him as soon as he saw his cute ears.

He just has a few problems going on. Someone wanted his mate, his father wanted him to lead the pack and well just guess.

These stories have been going on for so long that they are starting to resemble each other in parts. The problem is that they are just getting rehashed in similar ways. However it is still quite entertaining and I do enjoy the humor that you can find in them. The characters are quirky and funny as hell in parts of it. There is danger mixed in the story to give you that little bite. I was glad to see some of the old characters from the beginning show up to give it a bit of a push.

Other than my own issues with the story it is still a good read.

Jericho’s Way by Lynn Hagen

Lynn Hagen - Jericho’s Way Cover rwtbh45Title: Jericho’s Way

Series: Maple Grove 06

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand (August 22,2019)

Length: Short (61 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Heart

Blurb: When Jericho hears whispered voices behind the garage, he investigates, only to find out his uncle and Ivan plan on burying a body back there. But Ivan knows that Jericho heard their conversation, and is determined to bury Jericho’s body, too. His uncle is bad enough with his abuse, but having a polar bear shifter after him has Jericho on edge. Until Ben walks into the diner where Jericho is having breakfast and he discovers that the wolf shifter is his mate.

On his way back from Florida, Ben stops in a small town for gas and some food. When he walks into The Diner Train, he knows something is off. His wolf leads him to a bunny shifter sitting all alone, and the guy is his mate. He is also sporting a black eye. Ben wants to get to the bottom of things, but Jericho isn’t being cooperative. He has to convince Jericho that he isn’t leaving town, that he is serious about their mating, and keep Jericho safe from two shifters out to end him.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-966-3

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: It as a day of many bad surprises, okay maybe not all of the surprises were bad. Jericho overheard his uncle and another planning to bury a body. He has also found his mate, and man is the man not sex on a stick. His very male mate and boy did he not want to tell his uncle. He was afraid that the man would get on his motorcycle and run away as fast as he could.

Ben and his best friend needed to take a break from riding. But his luck has changed, he has found out that the sexy bunny shifter is his mate. A mate that is definitely freaking out. To find out that Jericho’s uncle was the one that hurt him but also the dead body, well Ben wasn’t going anywhere.

You have a small town with noisy neighbors walking in, someone always stealing your food, pretty cool characters and danger in these stories. The problem was that they are following pretty much the same pattern. Big wolf shifter, small bunny shifter, danger and so on is just a bit to used for me to truly love the story. Other than that though it is still entertaining.

I enjoyed reading it and look forward to reading the next book.

Lost & Found by Lynn Hagen

Lynn Hagen - Lost and Found Cover pask93Title: Lost & Found

Series: Maple Grove 04

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (July 29,2019)

Length: Novella (109 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Steven Dunkin has no clue who the stranger in the coffee shop when the guy asks him what flavor ice cream he recommends. All Steven knows is he feels a strong attraction toward the guy. So when Derek invites him home, Steven has no problem going. The world he steps into thrills Steven. He has his very own tiger shifter, but Steven fears this is too good to be true, so he runs home after having amazing sex, fearing he’ll never see Derek again.

Derek Mitchell is fascinated with the human from the moment he lays eyes on his mate. Steven is charming, shy, but puts his trust in Derek’s hands when they meet. There is just one problem. Derek’s ex-boyfriend is stalking him. Tristan cheated on Derek, and that was a line Derek couldn’t come back from. When Tristan shows up at Derek’s family reunion, he knows his ex has slipped over the edge and Derek must protect Steven at all costs. But will Tristan take things too far?

ISBN: 9781642439168

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Steven is a sweet innocent young man and had the best brother ever. When his mother was pregnant with him she had been using and it left him a little bit slow. His brother always watched out for him. However when a man asked him out after some ice cream his little life was about to get more interesting.

Derek owned most of the town but never truly flaunt it. He had an idiot for an ex that seemed to want him back and a weasel for a cousin. Now he has found his mate. He is falling in love but danger is just around the corner.

I really liked the characters quite a bit but the story felt like it was lacking something to make it stand out. It had the same old ex who wanted revenge or his man back theme which is a bit old to me. However other than that it was pretty good and I can see it being read many times over.

Saved by His Demons by Camellia Dawn

Camellia Dawn - Saved by His Demons Cover n393Title: Saved by his Demons

Series: Under Demon Rule 02

Author: Camellia Dawn

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (105 pages)

ISBN: 9781642438642

Publisher: Siren Publishing

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.5 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: Bishop Cyre has denied Ervyn Bauer is his mate since finding him on death’s door four years ago, and Ervyn has had enough. Either Bishop moves past his fears and claims him, or Ervyn is giving up for good.

Ervyn Bauer goes to a club to let loose, but he never expects to meet Mykel Leon. It’s bitter-sweet that Mykel turns out to be his mate, when he loses control and almost claims Ervyn against his will.

Mykel can’t believe he finally found his mate only to discover he already belongs to somebody else. After almost ruining everything, he decides to do whatever it takes to fix their mating, even if that means sharing Ervyn with the handsome demon that takes his breath away.

When Ervyn is kidnapped, Mykel and Bishop must overcome their differences and work togeth-er to find Ervyn before the worst happens, and maybe find a little love along the way.

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Review: Saved by His Demons is the second book in Camellia Dawn’s Under Demon Rule series, it is also the second book by the author that I have read. I’ve been looking forward to this book after enjoying the first book, as well as getting insight to who was going to be the involved into the next book, and I really wanted to know what was going to happen next.

While I can’t say that this was a totally awesome and amazing book, I still found this quite enjoyable and I’d be more than happy to read any more additions to this series. This is an MMM book where the thruple is two demons and a human. You have one reasonable demon, one demon that has a protective complex that keeps him from claiming his mate, and one human who is a lot stronger than his demons realise.

Like the first book in this series the plot is quite simple and so I don’t want to go into too much detail and spoil the plot.

Ervyn was found, pretty much dying, by demons a little over four years ago. The demon who found him, Bishop knew that Ervyn was his mate when he saw the broken human and decided that he would break the man if he ever claimed him. Bishop kept this knowledge to himself but four years later Ervyn now knows that his attraction for the demon is more. Since he has been rejected from the man destined to be his mate, Ervyn has decided that the best course of action is to move on with his life. Which brings him to a club where he meets Mykel, another demon who also happens to be Ervyn’s mate and a demon that wants to claim him. To Mykel, finding his mate is his every dream come true. But with danger taking Mykel on a dangerous scouting trip and Bishop so angry that he doesn’t see that Mykel is also his mate, the trio are in for a rough ride.

As I said, over all this was an enjoyable book. The guys are interesting, distinct characters and like how they fit together as a thruple. I particularly liked Mykel and Ervyn, although I also liked Bishop I found him a little to brutish and pig headed for my liking. If you’re into paranormal romances that are based in their own worlds (i.e. not sure if we’re on earth or in another realm), particularly recommended for those that like a bit of demon lovin’!

The Demon’s Healer by Camellia Dawn

Camellia Dawn - The Demon's Healer Cover ben83uTitle: The Demon’s Healer

Series: Under Demon Rule 01

Author: Camellia Dawn

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novel (38K words)

ISBN: 978-1-64243-811-6

Publisher: Siren Publishing (21st May 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: The Demon Prince, Brennen Vyskala, is dying and nobody can figure out why. If he doesn’t find a healer soon, he won’t live to see his 100th birthday, and his dream of final-ly uniting his kingdom will die along with him.

Aribel Tyre is a healer. Held prisoner in a secret room behind the Phantom Nightclub, he uses his gift to keep him and his brothers safe. When a group of demons come asking for him to come heal their prince, he finds himself facing a past that comes back to haunt him.

Brennen is thrilled when he discovers the beautiful healer is his mate, but he never ex-pects Aribel to reject him. His world shatters as his only chance at a happily ever after slips through his fingers. Can Aribel overcome his past abuse and learn to trust his mate before it’s too late or will Brennen die before he gets the chance?

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Review: The Demon’s Healer is the first book in the series Under Demon Rule by Camellia Dawn. Dawn is a completely new author to me, so I didn’t know what to expect in terms of writing. However, the blurb indicated that this book was right up my alley. I had flagged this book to read it when it first came out but it dropped off my radar until recently.

The book follows Demon Prince Brennen Vyskala and timid human healer Abriel Tyre. The two couldn’t be any different. Brennen is a prince and with only months until his one hundredth birthday, he is under great expectations from his father when Brennen takes over as king after his coronation which is scheduled for short weeks away. The only problem is that Brennen is sick, on the verge of death and only his closest friends know that unless a healer can do something, Brennen wouldn’t make it to his coronation. That is when Brennen’s closest confidant finds a healer that could help Brennen. That healer is, of course, Abriel Tyre. He is being held against his will in the back of a club because of his talents – not only is he a healer but he is also an empath. Abriel finds out that he is leaving the club, but the only way he would do so is if he takes his brothers with him.

From the start things are not easy for Brennen and Abriel. Brennen knows that the human is his mate, however, past abuse and a terrible experience has Abriel running from his fate. Abriel is hot headed and is quick to jump to conclusion, which is a majority of the source of drama in this book. The only problem being he needs to get over his baggage before his mate dies.

I won’t go into things more. The plot is quite simple, but it was well written and was a fun read. I found that I liked the writing style and found it easy to sympathise with Abriel, despite the fact that if he was written slightly differently I would find him dislikeable for being so hard-headed. I also liked the chemistry between Brennen and Abriel, they work well together and I think that they give a certain hope for the future of the Demons. The other thing that is good is that we have now had the world and characters set up for the next books in the series.

Book 2 has recently been released and I am totally keen to read it, especially after I read the blurb and saw which characters that we in this book are involved.

I recommend this one for people that like paranormal romances, the demons and magic makes this a fun read.

Bear the Heat by Lynn Hagen

Lynn Hagen - Bear the Heat Cover 74h4j3Title: Bear the Heat

Series: Maple Grove 01

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (June 24, 2019)

Length: Novella (105 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Heart

Blurb: When John “Moose” Zitelli discovers that the human who was beaten by a lion shifter and two demons is his mate, he decides to stick around Maple Grove. Moose is glad of his decision when a murder takes place in the sleepy town. Now that Grayson is the new town sheriff, his mate is gonna need all the help he can get to solve the crime. The suspect pool is residents with secrets to hide, but Moose is determined to find the killer and win his mate’s heart.

Grayson Copache doesn’t want to be the new sheriff, but he promised he’d take over the job. His first day finds him knee-deep in trying to figure out who is vandalizing the town. Then a murder happens and Grayson has no idea who the suspect is. But with the help of his sexy mate, some steamy sex, and a deputy who despises him, Grayson is sure he can crack the case.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-865-9

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Maple Grove collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order. This series is one of the cutoff series and I would suggest starting with book one in Brac Pack.

Grayson has been beaten by a lion shifter and two demons, found out that there were indeed more than human’s out there, found out that he had a bear shifter as a mate. To top that off he was now the sheriff of their little town, to bad he had not wanted the job. Now someone was destroying other peoples property and a murder has been committed.

Moose was a bear shifter who loved his sweets. He has found his mate and getting through the man’s hard head was difficult. However they are mates. He was going to keep his mate safe and if that meant following the man, getting in his way and helping with the case, well so be it. This is going to be fun to watch.

This is one of those series that you need to read another series to figure out what was going on prior to the book. Moose might eat you out of house and home, but he is as sweet as his deserts. I love the characters that this author comes up with . They are a blast to read and there is quite a bit of humor with them. This is a world that I would love to be a part of what with the crazy family these guys have.

I had a blast reading this and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book. I can guarantee that this is one of those stories that will be read many times over.

The Bear Naked Truth by Stormy Glenn

Stormy Glenn - The Bear Naked Truth Cover g3t53Title: The Bear Naked Truth

Series: Bear Essentials 03

Author: Stormy Glenn

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: Siren Publishing (30th May,2019)

Length: Short Story (68 Pages)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Heart

Blurb: Harvey Colton was Dwayne’s mate and they both knew it. He’d always known it. It was just too bad that Harvey decided to go off and play soldier instead of claiming him or even talking to him about it. By the time he remembered Dwayne existed and came back, Dwayne wanted nothing to do with the man. Life just didn’t ask him what he wanted. Duty and bonds of friendship had him following his best friend as they left their old clan and went in search of a new one. Unfortunately, Harvey decided to come along, as well, and he was making Dwayne’s life miserable, insisting that they were mates. Harvey Colton never denied his mate, and that was the one part Dwayne didn’t seem to understand. He simply couldn’t claim him when he had a duty to the military. When his brother is banished, Harvey feels compelled to tag along, especially when he learns Dwayne is going to. Now, if he can just get his mate to agree to talk to him.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-873-4

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Harvey and Dwayne were mates but due to an commitment with the military, Harvey left. Dwayne was not only hurt but he was angry and he was definitely showing it. Now they were all looking for a new home after Harvey’s brother was banned from their home due to becoming an alpha. It seems sitting in a long car ride might just be the thing for them.

It is a cute story that was just to short to truly get into. I had trouble remembering the previous stories to catch who was who. Which basically means a night of reading them over for me. I love bear shifters and their love of honey. It always makes me laugh when it is mentioned. I understood Harvey a lot more than I did Dwayne, however good reason he had to be mad, just didn’t really do him. He came off as more whiny then shifter. However I still got a kick out of them.

I can honestly say that these are stories that will be read many times over. I had a blast reading it and can’t wait to see what the next story has going on.

Picture Perfect Lies by Stormy Glenn

Stormy Glenn - Picture-Perfect Lies Cover 453gthTitle: Picture Perfect Lies

Series: Cade Creek 20

Author: Stormy Glenn

Genre: Contemporary

Publisher: Siren Publishing (June 28,2019)

Length: Novella (82pgs)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Heart

Blurb: Senator Wilson Khor II came to Cade Creek to meet the son he never knew he had. He didn’t expect to meet the man of his dreams. When someone starts digging up secrets from his past, keeping his political career may be the least of his problems. It could cost him the man he’s falling in love with.

Jayden Grant had one job. Dig up dirt on Senator Wilson Khor II. Finding out why he was in Cade Creek was just part of the deal. Falling for the senator was not. Yet, Jayden found himself pretending to be someone else just to spend more time with the handsome man. But lies have a way of catching up to people and Jayden is no different. He just has to hope Wilson will still want him when the dust settles.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-909-0

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Cade Creek collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Wilson’s father is quite an ass, or should I say he was. He left his son a letter and video of all the evil he had done. He let Wilson go through life not knowing he had a son or that his son’s mother had died when he was young. He wanted to get to know his son but was afraid the fact that he was a state senator would bring the press in. He had not expected to meet Jayden.

Jayden was a b-rated reporter who loved to take pictures. His boss was an idiot and he knew the moment he mentioned he saw the senator, he screwed up. Especially after the one night of hot sexy times they had. Now he had to find a way to fix it all.

I fell in one with this series in the beginning, although I have to say that Happy is still my favorite. In this story these guys just seemed to work together although Jayden’s reaction was funny as hell. With such a serious topic this story has quite a bit of humor mixed in which makes it stand out even more with me. Seeing the guys from previous books were a hit, especially Happy. I love when the town stands up to the bad guy and shows their feelings right from the start.

I wished it had been longer but I can honestly say that this is one of those stories that will be read many times over. I had a blast reading this and can’t wait to get my hands on the next story.

Assassin’s Soul by Shea Balik

Shea Balik - Assassin’s Soul Cover t64h6Title: Assassin’s Soul

Series: Paranormal Wars: Amur 02

Author: Shea Balik

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (June 20,2019)

Length: Novella (134pgs)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Heart

Blurb: Divine Death had been on a mission since the day he understood the torture others were willing to inflict on him and his kind—to kill them all. As an Amur Leopard shifter, his ability to sneak up on anyone made him one of the best assassins in the world, but it came at cost, the loss of his soul.

Pacey Chapman was someone who liked to hide from…well, everything. Having been hurt in the past by too many people to count, including his own family. As a bunny shifter, he was considered weak—prey—both descriptions fit him far too well, especially when he was afraid of his own shadow.

The moment Divine and Pacey met, their worlds tilted. But how does a hardened assassin and a terrified bunny find a way to coexist? Fortunately, Fate has a plan that allows Pacey to discover being brave isn’t about not being afraid, while Death discovers it’s possible to have the one thing he thought impossible—a soul.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-859-8

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Pacey and several of this siblings were kicked out when they were teenagers just because their parents couldn’t afford to feed them. Pacey was the only one that had no place to go. He has been hurt by not only his family but by many others. So he feared anything and any one. He is a cute bunny shifter that lived through a horrible time and many thought he was prey. So imagine this cute bunny shifter meeting Death.

Death has spent most of his life in a lab being tortured and experimented on. He didn’t feel anything for anyone. He killed because he was good at it. He is also a leopard shifter who is mated to a bunny shifter.

It has been some time since I read the first book for this series and the books from the one that is connected to it. So I was not as in tuned with it as I would have been had I read all the books at once. The characters are pretty cool to read about and their stories will have you in tears. Two different lives living in horrible situations came out of it with two different reactions and this author managed to hit it on the nail. What each went through was different they still manage to heal the other. This world that they live in was pretty unique and I liked hearing about it, in a way. I felt bad for Koda though, but your going to have to read to figure out that statement.

I can honestly say that Pacey will be my favorite in this story. I do admit that I think the story came off a bit rushed especially Pacey’s part. One moment he is so fearful but then he is basically jumping Death. It also felt just a bit jumbled and didn’t flow as well as it should have for me. Other wise it was a great story.

I enjoyed reading it and look forward to reading the next book.

Saving Sawyer by Stormy Glenn

Stormy Glenn - Saving Sawyer Cover th63frTitle: Saving Sawyer

Series: Mech Warriors 02

Author: Stormy Glenn

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (July 18, 2019)

Length: Short (79pgs)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Heart

Blurb: Allied Defense Force soldier Stefan Andres lost the love of his life two years ago in a terrifying mech attack. He harbored hatred in his heart until his friends convinced him Sawyer might still be alive. Dealing with the guilt of shooting his commander isn’t nearly as overwhelming as discovering Sawyer is actually alive. What he learns when he finds the man might be more than even he can handle.

Lewis Sawyer loved Stefan more than his next breath, which was the only reason he forced himself to stay away from the man after escaping the mechs. What was done to him could put Stefan’s life in danger. When a nighttime attack forces him to come out of hiding, he has to face his demons, and the love he left behind, but will Stefan see him as the man he was or the monster the mechs made him?

ISBN: 978-1-62741-804-1

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand 

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: For many years Stefan followed his team and commander. He fought mech’s, saved humans, searched for his commander’s man. However when the man he loved was killed he blamed Roark for it. He was stuck in his grief. That is until Frankie suggested that just maybe Sawyer was still alive. That was after he made the mistake of shooting Roark. Now he was determined to find the man he loved.

Sawyer had been abducted by the mech’s two years ago and for six months they kept him. Then he escaped but hid away from his team. The mech’s had done things to him that he just didn’t think anyone would accept him. Either that or they would experiment on him. Then after a fight with some baddies he knew he had to let Stefan know he was alive. Then wait for the man to kick his ass.

A virus killed millions over ten years ago, a warrior changed, some exciting new twists to the story and lets face it this was a big hit with me. The characters were fun to read about and their stories just made me wish I was there with them. What was truly shocking was that the virus didn’t have anything to do with the aliens but with the government. So two different dangers with pretty much the same ending, death.

The thing that I didn’t much care for was how Sawyer didn’t show much trust with his team nor with the man he loved. It moved maybe a bit to fast for me in parts of the story. However it doesn’t take away from the story to much.

I had a blast reading this and can’t wait to read the next story. I can guarantee that it will be read many times over.

Slaves to a Voice by Jools Louise

Jools Louise - Slave to a Voice Cover 45n3mlTitle: Slaves to a Voice

Series: Elementals 01

Author: Jools Louise

Genre: Fantasy, Menage

Length: Short (56pgs)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (19th June 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: Ferno, god of fire, has a problem. His stars are dying. Enlisting the help of Fross, god of snow and ice, a deity he’s already in love with but knows that their union can never work, he and Fross are flung into a dastardly plan to destroy all things Elemental. Ferno meets an old foe, Ibi, who’s on a revenge mission, determined to destroy everything Ferno loves…and put the Elementals out of business. Heading for Igneos, a volcanic world whose core has cooled, Ferno meets Moth, an Enigmuss worker. He and Fross fall headlong for the cutie, and in their Enigmuss disguise are able to kiss one another for the first time, setting sparks flying. In the midst of trying to reverse the weapon Ibi’s set in motion, Ferno, Moth, and Fross must figure out a way to co-exist after their mission is completed…if they survive Ibi’s murderous plot.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-851-2

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Ferno and Fross team up to find out how to stop the damage that is happening to worlds. They meet Moth an enigmuss, who sounded the alarm about Ibi. The sparks fly between the three as they try to stop Ibi’s plans from continuing.

There are a lot of characters at play throughout this story. Gods, a creator and enigmuss, a worker class of people who are influenced by Ibi’s lies. Moth is one two exceptions to this as neither succumb to the hypnotic voice.

I loved that more than one individual is involved in the evil plot as it adds a harder ploy to catch them all as is the case with most other stories. I look forward to reading more about the creator, gods, and the men mentioned that work for the creator that have been mentioned.

Highly recommended.

Finding Frankie by Stormy Glenn (2nd Edition)

Stormy Glenn - Finding Frankie Cover 748jnTitle: Finding Frankie (2nd Edition)

Series: Mech Warriors 01

Author: Stormy Glenn

Genre: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (May 2014)

Length: Novella (146pgs)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Heart

Blurb: Ten years ago, Roark lost his lover to a virus that killed millions. He’s searched for Frankie ever since. But bringing Frankie back might cost him more than his sanity. It might cost him his life.

Ten years ago, a virus swept the planet, killing millions. Just as the human population was starting to recover from that disaster, mechanical aliens invaded Earth looking for iron–and they had no problem exterminating the human race to get it.

Anthony Roarke lost his lover in the first wave of the virus. Frankie’s family secreted him away in a cryogenics facility until a cure could be found. But that was before the mechs invaded.

Roarke has searched for Frankie since the day he disappeared. Once word reaches he that Frankie has been located, Roarke wastes no time in going after his lover. But brining Frankie into the new world might cost him more than his sanity. It might cost him his life.

ISBN: 978-1-62741-804-1

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Ten years ago out on a date, Frankie had been injected with a virus that had killed million’s of people. He had been turned into a popsicle to keep him alive until a virus had been created. The problem was that had been five years before Frankie had been saved. His parents had placed him as far from the man he loved. So when Roark brought him out he had no clue of the new world or the dangers that existed.

Roark was the commander of his team keeping them alive, saving those in danger, taking out the mechs and looking for the man he loved. He knew he was going to have to explain what was happening but damn if his heart didn’t sing.

There was only one part of the story that I absolutely hated and that was mentioning to a man he loves that he slept with three guys. However I understood the reasoning for him letting him know due to the fact that one of them was at their camp, so it was all good. Plus Frankie punching the guy once was a fine addition. As always the author has created a world that is not only fascinating but kept my attention throughout. I loved the guys and their friends quite a bit. I really liked Frankie’s spunky attitude.

This story was a blast and I can honestly say that it will be read many times over. There is a serious tone to it, but humor was mixed in. It was the perfect story to me and I can’t wait to get started on book two.

The Prince and the Frog by Sophie Martin

Sophie Martin - The Prince and the Frog Cover me492Title: The Prince and the Frog

Series: Stories, Tales, and Legends: Retold 01

Author: Sophie Martin

Genre: Fairy Tales/Myths, Fantasy

Length: Novella (111pgs)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (13th September 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: Prince Ivan’s father believes his sons should find wives the traditional way–by going on a quest. This most fervent wish sends Ivan to his destiny. A magical forest, swamps, and strange dreams are just the beginning of the prince’s bad luck. Not only does his chosen bride prove to be a frog, she is also a he!

With an ancient magic involved, Ivan and Vasiliy the frog have no choice but to marry. But their problems aren’t over yet. First a test of worthiness threatens their blossoming relationship. Then there is the small matter of the magical curse Vasya is under. Finally, Ivan’s impatience rips the two apart.

Can the prince fulfill the impossible quest and thwart the most feared wizard in the world (aka his father-in-law) to get his frog back? And will Vasya begin an all-out magical war to return to his prince?

ISBN: 978-1-68295-476-8

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Ivan’s father loves sending his sons on quests. This time he thinks it is time for his sons to find their other halves so has them shoot fate magic arrows in different directions and follow them to where they landed. This is where Ivan meets Vasya. Unbeknownst to him Vasya is the son of a powerful wizard being punished along with his friends for a prank gone wrong. So when the two meet Vasya and his friends are in their animal skins.

I really enjoyed the story and the subsequent adventure these two journeyed upon. Ivan is resourceful and gets help from Vasya’s friends unbeknowst to him. I loved everything about this story. It was cute, sweet, adventurous and action packed.

Well written and intriguing. Great read.

Worst Plan Ever by Jo Penn

Jo Penn - Worst Plan Ever Cover j38dhTitle: Worst Plan Ever

Series: Milson Valley 11

Author: Jo Penn

Genre: Paranormal, Shape-shifter

Length: Novella (136pgs)

Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (10th April 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: This was his worst plan ever. Trent Sanchez was only going out for a coffee, just an afternoon break from all the responsibilities, and somehow he ended up a hundred miles away!

It was a mistake, a foolish act. He’d had a fantasy plan, not a real one, but here he was on the run with Billy, a plucky human who had nifty little concoctions that saved them from Renegades.

He wasn’t sure anyone could forgive him or would understand. He had a job to do, one that saved thousands of lives. But when innocents died and he found he couldn’t save everyone no matter how hard he tried, Tre faltered. Even his gift wasn’t working properly anymore and his beloved bear, Tredd Croggen, who he’d fallen for the moment they met, was gruff and annoyed with him. His head hurt and his thoughts were jumbled. Tre was lost, but he was fighting to get back what they’d had.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-100-1

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Tre gets overwhelmed with everything and decides to off for a while without telling anyone including his mate Tredd.

Things are not as smooth as he would like when he meets Billy being mugged. The two then set off for an adventure. Tredd eventually catches up with them and they discuss the stress Tre’s been under.

I liked that Tre and Tredd talked eventually. Tre was under way too much stress and suffering for it. I felt he had no life to do what he wanted. Especially when everyone seemed to keep him under lock and key twenty four seven. Billy was sweet yet knew how to hold his own in a fight for a human.

Good read.

Chasing Denver by Lynn Hagen

Lynn Hagen - Chasing Denver Cover mwp02bTitle: Chasing Denver

Series: Honey Haven 04

Author: Lynn Hagen

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Suspense

Length: Short (64pgs)

Publisher: Siren Bookstrand, Inc. (April 29, 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Gus has been in love with Denver since first laying eyes on him nearly a year ago, but Denver is a recluse, staying tucked away in his attic suite. He has no idea what’s wrong with Denver, and although Gus has tried, the youngest Cabell brother refuses to utter a single word to him. Until one morning Denver starts to talk to him, and their lives are changed forever. ​

When he was a teenager, Denver accidently killed his best friend. He hadn’t meant to let his beast loose, and has lived with his guilt ever since. Afraid of losing control again, Denver keeps himself locked away, even from the one human who has come to mean everything to him.

When some friends Gus met online shows up at the hotel to help him ghost hunt, Gus starts to suspect all is not what it seems, and it’s up to Gus to save Denver’s life when his suspicions are confirmed. .

ISBN: 978-1-64243-766-9

Purchase Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Each book in the Honey Haven collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.

Gus has his heart set on Denver and tries to show it. The problem is Denver pretty much ignores everyone and stays in his room. He knew something was wrong with Denver, but it wasn’t till he found out that not only was Denver a shifter but a bit about his past. When two online friends show up for a ghost hunt, Gus’s isn’t to sure about them. He did invite them but there was something off about them.

These stories crack me up especially when Gus is always speaking about ghosts. Wait for the surprise, it is going to be a scorcher. However these stories don’t flow as well as they should and there is always something missing from them. This one was no different but I can’t put my finger on what it is. Other than that small issue, this story is quite different and very quirky. I got a kick out of them. Although I must admit that the ghosts being thrown in at the last minute was a bit weird. I mean two years and no one has seen them till now just doesn’t flow with me.

I had a blast reading it and look forward to seeing more from this author. I will admit she is a favorite of mine.

Griffin by Jane Perky

Jane Perky - Griffin Cover 3484hmqlTitle: Griffin

Series: Wild Bear Mechanics 02

Author: Jane Perky

Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal

Length: Short (50pgs)

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand, Inc. (22nd May 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Blurb: Ben Miles always knew it was tough being a human sheriff to a town occupied by monsters. When Ben falls hard for a monster of his own in the form of werebear mechanic Griffin, Ben knew his entire life was about to change. For the better or worse, Ben isn’t entirely sure, but he’s certain the sparks between Griffin and he won’t die down any time soon. Would picking Griffin mean surrendering his career in law enforcement or could he find a balance between love of his bear and love of his job?

Griffin Dawson’s only been obsessed about two things, fixing cars and a particularly smart-mouthed and strong-willed human sheriff. When destiny leads him to Ben, Griffin knows its time he made his move. Ben was born to be his mate and nothing would get in the way of him claiming Ben, not even a war between his bear clan and the resident werewolf biker gang.

ISBN: 978-1-64243-782-9

Product Link: Siren-BookStrand | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Griffin and Ben have been dancing around each other for a while.

It takes Ben getting attacked by one of reapers wolves for Griffin to make his move. But the sheriff has his own mind and despite Griffin wanting him to stay safe and out of danger Ben has a job to do with finding proof against the wolf pack and their shady dealings to get rid of them for good.

Great read with plenty of suspense, danger and action.